RE: Call for Consensus to Publish Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers as Recommendations - reply requested before 11 January 2022

  1.  Support the proposal

From: Stephen McGruer <>
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2022 22:22
To: Ian Jacobs <>
Cc: Web Payments Working Group <>
Subject: Re: Call for Consensus to Publish Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers as Recommendations - reply requested before 11 January 2022

1. Support the proposal.

On Tue, 4 Jan 2022 at 09:05, Ian Jacobs <<>> wrote:
Dear Web Payments Working Group Participants,

This is a Call for Consensus to publish the following specifications as W3C Recommendations:

  Payment Request API<>

  Payment Method Identifiers<>

We would like to thank the editors for preparing these documents.

PLEASE RESPOND to the proposal by 11 January 2022 (17h00 UTC).

For the co-Chairs,
Ian Jacobs


On 30 September 2021 the Director invited W3C Member review of
Proposed Recommendations of Payment Request API and Payment Method
Identifier. The review resulted in two Formal Objections to Payment
Request. The Editors made some non-substantive changes to the
specification to satisfy aspects of one of the Formal Objections (see

The Editors prepared a public record of the Formal Objections:

  Advisory Committee Review of Payment Request API and
  Payment Method Identifiers<>

We ask that the Working Group review the document and annotations
regarding the Formal Objections. This is a proposal to request that
the Director advance the specifications to Recommendation (per W3C
Process [1]).


(Since the 30 September 2021 Proposed Recommendation)

* Changes to address aspects of one Formal Objection:

* Informative changes to satisfy concerns raised by the
  Internationalization Working Group.

* An informative change due to a change in terminology in the
  URL specification:

* A small number of editorial changes to fix bugs.

For the full commit history, see:


That the Web Payments Working Group request that the W3C Director override the two Formal Objections and approve publication of Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers as Recommendations.

Please indicate one of the following in your response:

1. Support the proposal.

2. Do not support the proposal (please provide rationale).

3. Support the consensus of the Web Payments Working Group.

4. Abstain.

Rationale welcome in your response.

If there is consensus by 11 January 2022 (17h00 UTC) for the proposal, it will carry.


* If you wish your LACK of support to publish to be conveyed to the
  Director and reviewed, please include the phrase "FORMAL OBJECTION"
  in your response and be sure to include substantive arguments or
  rationale. The W3C Director takes Formal Objections seriously, and
  therefore they typically require significant time and effort to

* Silence will be taken to mean there is no Formal Objection.

* If there are new Formal Objections, the Chairs plan to contact the
  individual(s) who made them to see whether there are changes that
  would address the concern and increase consensus to publish.

For more information, see:<>

Transition Request Following a Working Group Decision to Publish

* In the case where this Call for Consensus results in a decision to
  publish, the Chairs plan to request approval from the W3C Director
  to publish Recommendations (including review of any Formal

Ian Jacobs <<>><>
Tel: +1 917 450 8783<tel:+1%20917-450-8783>

smcgruer * he / him

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